'I'm married but I'm so in love with my ex-partner I feel dead': Commuters darkest confessions laid bare for all to see on giant board at Brighton train station
- The Waiting Wall displays anonymous revelations submitted by commuters
- In the middle of adverts tales of heartbreak, affairs and loss are revealed
- The concept is a digital reinterpretation of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall
- It will be on display until September 27 as part of the city's digital festival
Profound and shocking confessions from commuters have been laid bare for all to see on the main digital display at Brighton train station.
Alongside run-of-the-mill train departure information, bleary-eyed commuters are being confronted with admissions of illicit affairs and heartbreak broadcast on a giant screen, known as the Waiting Wall.
Profound and shocking confessions from commuters have been laid bare for all to see on the main digital display at Brighton train station
Instead of just advertisements and train times, personal admissions are being broadcast on the giant screen, known as the Waiting Wall
The concept is part of Brighton's digital festival which is a month-long celebration with workshops and exhibitions
The confessions are being relayed in two-minute slots on screens at Brighton train station
Over 5,000 messages have so far been anonymously sent to the board's website by travellers, with the most thought-provoking and honest being relayed in two-minute loops between adverts.
Stark revelations of loneliness, relationship regret, personal failure, sexual desires and forbidden love are common themes in the admissions.
Confessions have included admissions of the pain of watching a husband battle with depression, hating being a parent, regretting taking drugs for the first time and still being in love with exes despite being married to someone else.
The poignant week-long initiative was designed for the Brighton digital festival by musician and software developer Alan Donohoe and his creative partner Steven Parker.
Over 5,000 messages have so far been anonymously sent in by travellers to the online website
Stark revelations of relationship regret, personal failure and sexual desires and forbidden love are common themes in the admissions
The poignant week-long initiative was designed for the Brighton digital festival and will be running until September 27
Their inspiration came from the 2012 book Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton, which introduced the idea of an electronic Wailing Wall for ordinary people's private thoughts to be shared publicly in cities.
The location of the Brighton train station was picked due to it being a brief time of reflection for travellers as they wait for their commute.
It was here that the idea of the Waiting Wall came to Donohoe.
Their inspiration came from the 2012 book Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton, which introduced the idea of an electronic Wailing Wall
The location of the Brighton train station was picked due to it being a brief time of reflection for travellers as they wait for their commute
Writing on their website the developers said: 'It's often when waiting, for something or someone, that there is the time to reflect.
'That can be uncomfortable or it can be a blessing: a break from rushing around where we are never quite alone with our thoughts.
'The Waiting Wall allows you to anonymously share your hopes, problems and confessions.
'Share them with the wall so we can all realise that none of us are alone in our own world of problems.'
Their eventual aim is to have a version streamed in Time Square but for now anyone can visit the website to share their deepest confessions and read a selection of the most profound.
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The messages that have been posted so far range from personal confessions to general musings about life
The confessions are to be seen as an outlook for travellers' deepest thoughts, without having to reveal their identity
Emotional: Many of the deeply personal posts talk about loneliness and fear about life
By sharing secrets with the wall, the creators hope it will help people realise that they are not alone in their problems
This year marks the fifth consecutive year for the festival, which takes place in September
Throughout the festival programme there is a curated stream of arts and education activity that the Festival coordinates, the screen is just one of the many displays
The Waiting Wall's creators' eventual aim is to have a version streamed in Times Square but for now anyone can visit the website to share your own deepest confession and read some of the most profound
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